Rockaway Township Republicans met behind closed doors again to pick an interim mayor, a move that is expected to be a precursor to a legal challenge after the council voted Friday night to pick Paul Minenna as interim mayor.
Their choice was Adam Salberg, who along with Minenna and Councilman Michael Puzio, were picked as interim candidates by the local GOP organization following the August 15 death of Mayor Michel Dachisen.
The GOP has already nominated Puzio to run in a November special election to fill the remaining fourteen months of Dachisen’s term. Democrats are not running anyone against Puzio, who endorsed Mikie Sherrill for Congress just before Dachisen’s death.
Salberg comes with some baggage. He received a 60-day suspension and a $2,500 fine from his financial services job for forging a customer’s signature, according to public records. The fine is still outstanding, and he is barred from employment in the financial services industry until the fine, due to the National Association of Security Dealers, is paid.